Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Splinter (2008)

SPLINTER is an exciting new take on the NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD scenario, where a group of strangers are forced to defend themselves from an onslaught of deadly creatures by holing up in a remote gas station. The offender this round is a carnivorous fungus that spreads by forming deadly barbs that infect living hosts, bonding with them and turning them into bloodthirsty killers! These infected creatures are truly terrifying, retaining their human form but in twisted and mangled forms that use their broken and contorted limbs as weapons. In the spirit of John Carpenter's THE THING, Toby Wilkins infuses the film with adrenaline-pumping thrills and impressive creature designs to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. In addition to the painful bone-snapping and bloody special effects, SPLINTER also includes a nauseating amputation sequence that can't help but get a reaction. This is one of the few recent creature-features to put a unique twist on familiar genre conventions, with bloody results!

Rating: 8/10.
Gore: 6/10.
Number of views: 2.

If you liked SPLINTER, check out:
THE BONE SNATCHER, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE THING.



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9 comments:

  1. SPLINTER = tiiiiiight. Satisfying gore & FX, believable characters, and enough genuine suspense that even the asshole robber-guy becomes sympathetic & even "likable". This is a great little film.

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  2. I went into SPLINTER expecting SyFy level shlock and was left happily impressed by a pretty damn good movie!

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  3. I've heard decent things about this film all around...and after this post, I am officially curious. I guess I'm going to have to check it out. Thanks.

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  4. Scene it and LOVED it!
    Dreaded Dreams
    Petunia Scareum

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  5. saw this back in Jan 2010. totally loved it. great concept. acting superb. effects awesome. suspence factor way up there. worth owning.

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  6. I just watched it a week ago and I completely agree with everything that's been said. Great effects and actual three dimensional characters. Neat little film!

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  7. The FX won me over more than anything else, I was genuinely creeped out by The Infected, cant stand the sounds of breaking bones =D

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  8. I had one issue with the film, which was some of the horrific scenes were shot way to shaky, but still, I really liked Splinter too. The scene when the girl is outside of the gas station, continuously smashing her body up against the glass, is painfully intense and goes on for so long too. Great film.

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  9. Definite win. One of the best in the 2000s.

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